Harm reduction for young people who self-harm: “a double-edged sword”

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Rachel Rowan Olive thinks through a recent qualitative study about young peoples’ perspectives on the role of harm reduction techniques in the management of their self-harm.

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Parental PTSD in refugees predicts psychiatric contact in offspring

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A group of students from the UCL MSc in Mental Health Studies summarise a cohort study on the risk of childhood psychiatric disorders in children of refugee parents with PTSD.

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One in four UK children exposed to maternal mental illness

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Francesca Bentivegna reviews a national retrospective cohort study which explores the prevalence of maternal mental illness among children and adolescents in the UK during 2005-2017.

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Therapeutic alliance important to help people at risk of suicide

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Charlotte Huggett summarises a naturalistic outpatient study which explores the impact that therapeutic alliance and negative responses from clinicians can have on suicidal ideation in people in therapy.

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Lockdown loneliness: who is lonely before and during the pandemic?

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Aggelos Stamos reviews a recent cohort study led by the team behind the UCL COVID-19 Social Study on the predictors of loneliness before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stay fit in response to COVID: simple recommendations and COH-FIT

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Marco Solmi tells us about the importance of physical activity as people in the UK enter a second period of coronavirus lockdown.

He also introduces us to the huge international COH-FIT study, which will help us better understand how the pandemic is affecting people and what can help.

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Social security? Evidence about benefits and mental health

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Andy Bell summarises a collection of recent academic research papers that have sought to understand the impact of a range of changes to the UK benefits system on people’s mental health.

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Dementia ward inpatients need better protection from COVID-19

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Clarissa Giebel summarises a recent study on the prevalence, management, and outcomes of COVID-19 infections in older people and dementia patients on mental health wards.

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Learning to focus on smiles not frowns: challenging unhelpful attention and interpretation patterns #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Jennifer Lau summarises a recent systematic review relating to her own Wellcome Trust funded research into promoting helpful attention and interpretation patterns to reduce anxiety and depression in young people.

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Coproducing qualitative mental health research with young people

While there has been more political and media attention to the situation of care homes, this paper suggests a commonality of experience in the frontline between care homes and home care staff.

Following her blog yesterday, Natalie Berry explores a related paper by the same authors, which reflects on co-producing a qualitative study with young people during the era of COVID-19.

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